Join us at our Parish of St. Anselm's over the month of October, as we honour and mark Homeless Action Month. Over the course of the month we will hear and celebrate the gifts of all volunteers in this ministry and their impacts on our neighbourhood, as well as learning more about how we might become more involved.
This year's theme is "We are One Body in the Light of Christ '' which takes two visual symbolisms. The colour yellow and the image of a tree. For many cultures and generations, trees have been a source of spiritual nourishment, healing, rootedness, transformation, fertility, and liberation. Christ died on a tree, the cross, and trees play an important part in our ecology, because they are connected to the health of our planet's systems. Yellow is a colour of joy and the presence of God, which along with the tree makes it a fitting way to visually mark our month, because in God's joyful presence we are all liberated through his nourishing transformation. A transformation that our ministry to the homeless seeks to empower by helping to break the stigmas and barriers between us.
Join us each week as we pray and listen, sing and learn about what God is up to through this ministry with us. We are taking a special collection of food items during October for our friends, a list of which is supplied in the poster attached to this story below.
Come and join with us again as we explore this vital ministry in our neighbourhood. All are welcome! Bring a friend!
these lands upon which we worship as the ancestral, cultural, traditional and unceded lands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) people from time immemorial.